FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, August 7th, 2017
4 DAYS UNTIL NEW PREMIER LEAGUE SEASON KICKS OFF ON THE NETWORKS OF NBCUNIVERSAL – BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION CLUB PROFILE
A Look at One of the Promoted Clubs – Brighton & Hove Albion
Coverage Debuts This Friday, August 11 at 1 p.m. ET on NBCSN With Full On-Air Team in the U.K. Throughout Opening Weekend
STAMFORD, Conn. – August 7, 2017 – NBC Sports Group’s coverage of the 2017-18 Premier League season kicks off four days from today, with the first ever Friday night opener in the Premier League, when Arsenal host Leicester City at 2:45 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Coverage begins at 1 p.m. ET on NBCSN with a special one-hour season preview show followed by Premier League Live. Coverage continues throughout the season on the networks of NBCUniversal, streamed live on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app, and on the NBC Sports Gold “Premier League Pass.”
For the first time, NBC Sports Group’s U.S.-based Premier League team will open the season on the road, as the entire announce team works together on-location in the United Kingdom. Similar to NBC’s full in-stadium presentation of the season-opening NFL Kickoff Game for the past decade, immersive Premier League coverage will be presented on-site from the U.K. across the season’s opening three days from three different grounds, featuring on-site studios for pre-match, halftime and post-game shows as well as pitch-side locations just a few feet from the playing field.
New Season, Newly Promoted Teams: Brighton & Hove Albion
First match: Brighton & Hove Albion v. Manchester City, Sat., August 12, 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC
Brighton & Hove Albion earned automatic promotion to the 2017-18 Premier League by finishing second in the Championship last season, just one point behind champions Newcastle United. Under the leadership of back-to-back Championship Manager of the Year Chris Hughton, the Seagulls went unbeaten in 18 league matches from September 2016 to January 2017. The 2017-18 season will be Brighton’s first in the Premier League and first in the top flight of English football since 1982-83.
The club is located in Brighton, East Sussex along the south coast of England.
Below is the schedule for NBCUniversal’s on-site Premier League Live coverage August 11-13 (all times ET):
|Fri., Aug. 11||1 p.m.||Premier League Live from Emirates Stadium||NBCSN|
|Fri., Aug. 11||2:45 p.m.||Arsenal v. Leicester City||NBCSN|
|Sat., Aug. 12||7 a.m.||Premier League Live from American Express Community Stadium||NBCSN|
|Sat., Aug. 12||7:30 a.m.||Watford v. Liverpool||NBCSN|
|Sat., Aug. 12||10 a.m.||Chelsea v. Burnley||NBCSN|
|Sat., Aug. 12||10 a.m.||Everton v. Stoke City||CNBC|
|Sat., Aug. 12||10 a.m.||Crystal Palace v. Huddersfield Town||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Aug. 12||10 a.m.||Southampton v. Swansea City||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Aug. 12||10 a.m.||West Bromwich Albion v. Bournemouth||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Aug. 12||12:30 p.m.||Brighton & Hove Albion v. Manchester City||NBC|
|Sun., Aug. 13||7:30 a.m.||Premier League Live from Old Trafford||NBCSN|
|Sun., Aug. 13||8:30 a.m.||Newcastle United v. Tottenham Hotspur||NBCSN|
|Sun., Aug. 13||11 a.m.||Manchester United v. West Ham United||NBCSN|
For NBC Sports Group’s Premier League television schedule for the first two months of the season, click here.
–NBC SPORTS GROUP–